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Selected Artist

Jennifer Phillips Carpenter

Christiansburg, VA

'Shiney Baubles in a Line' by Jennifer Phillips Carpenter

Shiney Baubles in a Line
Colored Pencil

Artist Statement

Jennifer Carpenter has over 30 years of experience using colored pencil to create her detailed illusions of glass, raindrops, metal, weathered wood and all manner of bright, colorful, everyday items that catch her interest. She uses the finest pencils available, known for their light-fastness and permanence. Her favorite "go-to" pencils are Caran d'Ache Pablo pencils, but incorporates the same brand of Luminance pencils, as well as pencils by Faber-Castell and Prismacolor. Strathmore 500 Heavyweight Acid Free Illustration Board is Jennifer's chosen surface to work on, often applying enough layers to completely obliterate any visible trace of the original surface, adding to the effect of the glossy illusion she is creating. Several years ago she started using an Icarus Drawing Board invented by her friend and fellow colored pencil artist, Ester Roi. That invention allows artists who work in wax or oil based pencils to heat the surface (paper) they are drawing on while they work, making the colors blend exceptionally well in less time and with less effort. Prior to the advent of the Icarus line of drawing and painting boards, one drawing would require 15-20 layers of color and a lot of elbow grease to create the friction needed to get the desired effect. All of her finished works are varnished with multiple coats of archival varnish with UVLS protectant, and framed using acid free matting. For those artists interested in colored pencil, she is more than willing to answer any questions and offer suggestions to encourage and inspire those just starting or wondering what to do next. Best means of contact is by messaging Jennifer through her Facebook Art page, JPCarpenterArt.


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